Hydraulic fracturing is likely to be a US election issue and the timing of the Shale EnviroSafe Conference & Exhibition directly after the November 6th vote should make the event that much more interesting because the next administration will have been identified.
Surface and groundwater issues, emissions, construction vehicle traffic and even earthquakes have all become part of the fracking debate and things the oil and gas industry seeks to address. New initiatives like FracFocus.org are one example of how companies are responding to critics. Recycling produced water has become an area of technological advancement designed to address water issues associated with fracking. Companies working on this technology will be attending the EnviroSafe conference, along with regulators, service companies and contractors who will all be looking to discuss their EH&S solutions, tools and new technology.